Woman pulled to safety from Preston motorway bridge

A woman was pulled to safety after she was found on the wrong side of a motorway bridge near Preston, say police.

Tuesday, 5th December 2017, 9:07 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 9:47 am
Two young men pulled the woman to safety shortly after she was spotted.

Police were called after the woman was spotted on the bridge at junction 32 of the M6 just after 12pm on Friday, December 1.

Two women who were passing by spotted the distressed woman and grabbed her as she started to lean forwards.

They called for help to two nearby young men and together they helped pull her to safety.

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A police spokesman said: "We received reports of a woman on the wrong side of the bridge.

"It seems that quite a few passers-by stopped to help her and she was pulled to safety.

"She is now receiving medical help."

A spokesman for Highways England said that there had been no impact to traffic in the area as the incident concluded in a relatively short space of time.